hang tight


US, informal
: to wait before doing anything
Investors are being advised to hang tight until the stock market rebounds.

Examples of hang tight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite injuries defensively, the Dolphins should hang tight, but Kansas City takes care of business in Arrowhead. Keven Lerner, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 Confidence: Medium-High Tonight: Clouds hang tight, and a few light showers are possible overnight. David Streit, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2023 Normant also has a message for those inquiring about the latest look in Parker’s lifelong love affair with hair bows — hang tight. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 The Bruins front office, according to Bussi, has yet to inform him whether to report to rookie camp with the rest of the starry-eyed WannaBs on Sept. 13 or hang tight until the varsity roster reports to Brighton a week later. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2023 The area dries after midnight but clouds hang tight. David Streit, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2023 Even if outsiders anticipate a bold move on this front, New England could easily hang tight and add a top defensive talent. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2021 With Friday’s lopsided result in the past, the Coyotes were able to regroup and hang tight with the New Jersey Devils. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2023 If the restlessness is too much to handle, hang tight until Mars stations direct on Thursday, January 12, bringing a beginning of resolution to all of the above. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Dec. 2022

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“Hang tight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20tight. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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